Life Hacks: Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks ETCON talk notes

Here're my running notes from Life Hacks: Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.

It's the 10-second rule: if you can't file something in 10
seconds, you won't do it. Todo.txt involves cut-and-paste, the
simplest interface we can imagine.

It's also the simplest way to find intercomation. EMACS, Moz and
Panther have incremental search: when you type a "t" it goes to
the first mention of "t", add "to" and you jump to the first
instance of "to", etc.

This is being added to Longhorn (Unix geeks, we've had this since
Jan 1 1900, and it will go away in 2038).

Power-users don't trust complicated apps. Every time power-geeks
has had a crash, s/he moves away from it. You can't trust
software unless you've written it — and then you're just more

Text files are portable (except for CRLF issues) between mac and
win and *nix.